Drawing lilac with a friend.

I almost missed the lilac season - but thankfully, my regular drawing with a friend came to the rescue! We had a few days of warm weather during the week of this outing, and lilacs wilted faster than I expected. But I still got a couple of pages of them in my sketchbook! I enjoyed mixing gouache colors and painting with a dip pen and fingers. Also - having a good hour of chatting with a friend, being sniffed by passing dogs, smelling the flower of my childhood (my grandparents had a large white lilac bush, and my other grandmother planted a purple lilac bush for me under her window when I was little).

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